To recover from any type of disaster, therapy is essential. If the disaster occurred in the workplace, you can be served by the company’s employee assistance program. If you are recovering from a natural disaster, get immediate relief by contacting a local chapter of the American Red Cross and using the resources of the organization’s disaster mental health team. Receiving counseling from a therapist who is certified in the treatment of trauma, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, can make all the difference in recovery. And the support of loved ones is critical, as you negotiate coping with a tragedy.
Author and radio personality, Connall (www.DrJaneConnall.com) is a psychologist in private practice in Columbia, Maryland, and a nationally certified fellow in the treatment of trauma.